The BOTS festival is a platform for entrepreneurs showcasing approx 80% black vendors and 20 % other. We aim to use our platform, our business expertise and our community know-how to support our Black, African and Caribbean community businesses with an unparalleled opportunity to showcase their goods to both the community AND to other festivals and events that occur throughout the summer.
"I am Black woman who has my own small business...serving clients across Waterloo Region. I was lucky to meet Alice from Bring on the Sunshine when I was new to the region. She helped me in networking using the [festival] platform and I was able to get clients and connect with other festivals, BOTS has helped my business and knows about business and marketing - and understands my culture and my background."